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Eastern Australia: 11/5/2012 - 11/25/2012 (Center on Map)

Eastern Australia

November 14, 2012 Solar Eclipse with Diamond Ring



Deafening Cicada The View From Above Fish, Animals, People, and, a Space Alien Naked Dancing People Handprints Flying Foxes
November 14, 2012 Solar Eclipse with Diamond Ring Beetles In Love Unidentified Skink - Mount Hypipamee National Park Unidentified Butterfly
Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis) Agile Wallaby (Macropus agilis) Olive-tailed Thrush (Zoothera lunulata) Red-browed Firetail (Neochmia temporalis) Brolga (Antigone rubicunda)
Australasian Figbird (Sphecotheres vielilloti) Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris Impavida) - Campbell Eastern Gray Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) Australian Ibis (Threskiornis moluccus) Yellow-spotted Honeyeater (Meliphaga notata) Galah (Eolophus roseicapillus)
Gray-faced Petrel (Pterodroma gouldi) Australasian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) White-browed Robin (Poecilodryas superciliosa) White-Capped Albatross (Thalassarche cauta) Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris)
Pomarine Jaeger (Stercorarius pomarinus) Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna pacifica) Great Crested-Tern (Thalasseus bergii) Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus)

Trip report of a two week visit to Queensland and the York Peninsula and one week in the Sydney area. The primary reason for the visit to Australia was to witness the November 14, 2012 Total Solar Eclipse.

Sites Visited - Click on a link to read the blog!

Davies Creek National Park, Australia (11/5/2012)
Cairns Esplanade, Australia (11/6/2012)
Cattana wetlands, Australia (11/7/2012)
Port Douglas, Australia (11/7/2012)
Daintree Village, Australia (11/8/2012)
Mount Lewis, Australia (11/9/2012)
Bloomfield Track, Australia (11/10/2012)
Daintree River Boat Trip, Australia (11/10/2012)
Lakefield National Park, Australia (11/11/2012)
Lion's Den Roadhouse, Australia (11/11/2012)
Aboriginal Rock Paintings, Australia (11/12/2012)
Keatings Lagoon Conservation Park, Australia (11/13/2012)
Maitland Downs, Australia (11/14/2012)
Mareeba Wetlands, Australia (11/14/2012)
Possum Valley, Australia (11/14/2012)
Lake Barrine, Australia (11/15/2012)
Ravenshoe, Australia (11/15/2012)
Yungaburra, Australia (11/15/2012)
Mamu Canopy Walkway, Australia (11/16/2012)
Mission Bay - Lacey Creek, Australia (11/17/2012)
Redden Island, Australia (11/17/2012)
Katoomba - Blue Mountains, Australia (11/18/2012)
Bondi Beach Coastal Trail, Australia (11/20/2012)
Sydney - Centennial Park, Australia (11/20/2012)
Sydney - Millennium Parklands, Australia (11/20/2012)
Royal National Park, Australia (11/21/2012)
Morton National Park, Australia (11/22/2012)
Wollongong Lagoon, Australia (11/23/2012)
Wollongong Pelagic Trip, Australia (11/24/2012)
Sydney - Botanical Gardens, Australia (11/25/2012)


Species Recorded (256)

Birds ( 232 )

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
Australian Pelican - Pelecanus conspicillatus

( Casuariidae )
Southern Cassowary - Casuarius casuarius
Emu - Dromaius novaehollandiae

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Great Crested Grebe - Podiceps cristatus
Hoary-headed Grebe - Poliocephalus poliocephalus
Australasian Grebe - Tachybaptus novaehollandiae

Albatrosses ( Diomedeidae )
Wandering Albatross - Diomedea exulans
White-Capped Albatross - Thalassarche cauta
Yellow-nosed Albatross - Thalassarche chlororhynchos
Black-browed Albatross - Thalassarche melanophris

Shearwaters and Petrels ( Procellariidae )
Flesh-footed Shearwater - Ardenna carneipes
Sooty Shearwater - Ardenna grisea
Wedge-tailed Shearwater - Ardenna pacifica
Short-tailed Shearwater - Ardenna tenuirostris
Parkinson's Petrel - Procellaria parkinsoni
Gray-faced Petrel - Pterodroma gouldi
Fluttering Shearwater - Puffinus gavia

Boobies and Gannets ( Sulidae )
Australasian Gannet - Morus serrator

( Megapodiidae )
Australian Brush-turkey - Alectura lathami
Orange-footed Scrubfowl - Megapodius reinwardt

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Little Pied Cormorant - Microcarbo melanoleucos
Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo
Little Black Cormorant - Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Pied Cormorant - Phalacrocorax varius

Anhingas ( Anhingidae )
Australasian Darter - Anhinga novaehollandiae

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Great-billed Heron - Ardea sumatrana
Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
Striated Heron - Butorides striata
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta
White-faced Heron - Egretta novaehollandiae
Pacific Reef-Heron - Egretta sacra
Intermediate Egret - Mesophoyx intermedia
Rufous Night-Heron - Nycticorax caledonicus

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Royal Spoonbill - Platalea regia
Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus
Australian Ibis - Threskiornis moluccus
Straw-necked Ibis - Threskiornis spinicollis

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
Black-necked Stork - Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Chestnut Teal - Anas castanea
Gray Teal - Anas gracilis
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Pacific Black Duck - Anas superciliosa
White-eyed Duck - Aythya australis
Muscovy Duck - Cairina moschata
Maned Duck - Chenonetta jubata
Black Swan - Cygnus atratus
Wandering Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna arcuata
Green Pygmy-goose - Nettapus pulchellus
Radjah Shelduck - Tadorna radjah

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Collared Sparrowhawk - Accipiter cirrocephalus
Brown Goshawk - Accipiter fasciatus

( Anseranatidae )
Magpie Goose - Anseranas semipalmata

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Wedge-tailed Eagle - Aquila audax
Pacific Baza - Aviceda subcristata
Swamp Harrier - Circus approximans
White-bellied Sea-Eagle - Haliaeetus leucogaster
Whistling Kite - Haliastur sphenurus
Black Kite - Milvus migrans

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Brown Falcon - Falco berigora
Australian Kestrel - Falco cenchroides
Australian Hobby - Falco longipennis

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
White-browed Crake - Amaurornis cinerea
Eurasian Coot - Fulica atra
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa
Australasian Swamphen - Porphyrio melanotus

Bustards ( Otididae )
Australian Bustard - Ardeotis australis

Guineafowl ( Numididae )
Helmeted Guineafowl - Numida meleagris

Cranes ( Gruidae )
Sarus Crane - Antigone antigone
Brolga - Antigone rubicunda

Thick-knees ( Burhinidae )
Bush Thick-knee - Burhinus grallarius

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Lesser Sand Plover - Charadrius mongolus
Black-fronted Dotterel - Elseyornis melanops
Black-bellied Plover - Pluvialis squatarola
Red-necked Avocet - Recurvirostra novaehollandiae
Masked Lapwing - Vanellus miles

Oystercatchers ( Haematopodidae )
Pied Oystercatcher - Haematopus longirostris

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Pied Stilt - Himantopus leucocephalus

Jacanas ( Jacanidae )
Comb-crested Jacana - Irediparra gallinacea

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - Calidris acuminata
Pectoral Sandpiper - Calidris melanotos
Red-necked Stint - Calidris ruficollis
Great Knot - Calidris tenuirostris
Bar-tailed Godwit - Limosa lapponica
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Gray-tailed Tattler - Tringa brevipes
Common Greenshank - Tringa nebularia

Jaegers and Skuas ( Stercorariidae )
Long-tailed Jaeger - Stercorarius longicaudus
Parasitic Jaeger - Stercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine Jaeger - Stercorarius pomarinus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Silver Gull - Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia
Sooty Tern - Onychoprion fuscatus
Common Tern - Sterna hirundo
Great Crested Tern - Thalasseus bergii

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Asian Emerald Dove - Chalcophaps indica
Pacific Emerald Dove - Chalcophaps longirostris
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon - Ducula spilorrhoa
Bar-shouldered Dove - Geopelia humeralis
Peaceful Dove - Geopelia placida
Topknot Pigeon - Lopholaimus antarcticus
Brown Cuckoo-Dove - Macropygia phasianella
Crested Pigeon - Ocyphaps lophotes
Wompoo Fruit-Dove - Ptilinopus magnificus
Spotted Dove - Streptopelia chinensis

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Australian King-Parrot - Alisterus scapularis
Red-winged Parrot - Aprosmictus erythropterus
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo - Cacatua galerita
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo - Calyptorhynchus banksii
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo - Calyptorhynchus funereus
Double-eyed Fig-Parrot - Cyclopsitta diophthalma
Galah - Eolophus roseicapilla
Crimson Rosella - Platycercus elegans
Eastern Rosella - Platycercus eximius
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet - Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus
Rainbow Lorikeet - Trichoglossus haematodus

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Fan-tailed Cuckoo - Cacomantis flabelliformis
Little Bronze-Cuckoo - Chrysococcyx minutillus
Pacific Koel - Eudynamys orientalis
Channel-billed Cuckoo - Scythrops novaehollandiae

Coucals ( Centropodidae )
Pheasant Coucal - Centropus phasianinus

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Powerful Owl - Ninox strenua

( Dacelonidae )
Laughing Kookaburra - Dacelo novaeguineae
Forest Kingfisher - Todiramphus macleayii
Sacred Kingfisher - Todiramphus sanctus

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Australian Swiftlet - Aerodramus terraereginae
White-throated Needletail - Hirundapus caudacutus

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Olive-backed Sunbird - Cinnyris jugularis
Mistletoebird - Dicaeum hirundinaceum

Bee-eaters ( Meropidae )
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus

Rollers ( Coraciidae )
Dollarbird - Eurystomus orientalis

Paradise-flycatcher ( Monarchidae )
Spectacled Monarch - Symposiachrus trivirgatus

Cuckoo-shrike ( Campephagidae )
Black-faced Cuckooshrike - Coracina novaehollandiae
White-bellied Cuckooshrike - Coracina papuensis
Varied Triller - Lalage leucomela

Drongos ( Dicruridae )
Spangled Drongo - Dicrurus bracteatus

Larks ( Alaudidae )
Australasian Bushlark - Mirafra javanica

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Welcome Swallow - Hirundo neoxena
Tree Martin - Petrochelidon nigricans

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Red-whiskered Bulbul - Pycnonotus jocosus

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Golden-headed Cisticola - Cisticola exilis

White-eyes ( Zosteropidae )
Silver-Eye - Zosterops lateralis

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Pied Monarch - Arses kaupi
White-breasted Woodswallow - Artamus leucorynchus
Bower's Shrike-thrush - Colluricincla boweri
Gray Shrike-thrush - Colluricincla harmonica
Rufous Shrike-thrush - Colluricincla megarhyncha
White-winged Chough - Corcorax melanorhamphos
Australian Raven - Corvus coronoides
Torresian Crow - Corvus orru
Black Butcherbird - Cracticus quoyi
Gray Butcherbird - Cracticus torquatus
Magpie-lark - Grallina cyanoleuca
Australasian Magpie - Gymnorhina tibicen
Black-faced Monarch - Monarcha melanopsis
Shining Flycatcher - Myiagra alecto
Satin Flycatcher - Myiagra cyanoleuca
Leaden Flycatcher - Myiagra rubecula
Golden Whistler - Pachycephala pectoralis
Rufous Whistler - Pachycephala rufiventris
Eastern Whipbird - Psophodes olivaceus
Victoria's Riflebird - Ptiloris victoriae
Australasian Figbird - Sphecotheres vieilloti
Pied Currawong - Strepera graculina

Orioles ( Oriolidae )
Green Oriole - Oriolus flavocinctus
Olive-backed Oriole - Oriolus sagittatus

Fantails ( Rhipiduridae )
Gray Fantail - Rhipidura albiscapa
Willie-wagtail - Rhipidura leucophrys
Rufous Fantail - Rhipidura rufifrons

( Aegothelidae )
Australian Owlet-Nightjar - Aegotheles cristatus

( Podargidae )
Papuan Frogmouth - Podargus papuensis
Tawny Frogmouth - Podargus strigoides

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Tawny Grassbird - Megalurus timoriensis

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Eurasian Blackbird - Turdus merula
Olive-tailed Thrush - Zoothera lunulata

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis
Metallic Starling - Aplonis metallica
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris

( Climacteridae )
White-throated Treecreeper - Cormobates leucophaea

( Menuridae )
Superb Lyrebird - Menura novaehollandiae

( Ptilonorhynchidae )
Spotted Catbird - Ailuroedus maculosus
Golden Bowerbird - Amblyornis newtoniana
Great Bowerbird - Chlamydera nuchalis
Satin Bowerbird - Ptilonorhynchus violaceus
Tooth-billed Catbird - Scenopoeetes dentirostris

( Maluridae )
Lovely Fairywren - Malurus amabilis
Superb Fairywren - Malurus cyaneus
Variegated Fairywren - Malurus lamberti

( Meliphagidae )
Eastern Spinebill - Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Red Wattlebird - Anthochaera carunculata
Little Wattlebird - Anthochaera chrysoptera
Bridled Honeyeater - Bolemoreus frenatus
Yellow-faced Honeyeater - Caligavis chrysops
Blue-faced Honeyeater - Entomyzon cyanotis
Varied Honeyeater - Gavicalis versicolor
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater - Lichenostomus melanops
Brown Honeyeater - Lichmera indistincta
Noisy Miner - Manorina melanocephala
Graceful Honeyeater - Meliphaga gracilis
Lewin's Honeyeater - Meliphaga lewinii
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater - Meliphaga notata
White-throated Honeyeater - Melithreptus albogularis
White-naped Honeyeater - Melithreptus lunatus
Dusky Myzomela - Myzomela obscura
Scarlet Myzomela - Myzomela sanguinolenta
Helmeted Friarbird - Philemon buceroides
Noisy Friarbird - Philemon corniculatus
White-cheeked Honeyeater - Phylidonyris niger
New Holland Honeyeater - Phylidonyris novaehollandiae
Brown-backed Honeyeater - Ramsayornis modestus
Yellow Honeyeater - Stomiopera flava

( Pardalotidae )
Mountain Thornbill - Acanthiza katherina
Striated Thornbill - Acanthiza lineata
Yellow Thornbill - Acanthiza nana
Brown Thornbill - Acanthiza pusilla
Large-billed Gerygone - Gerygone magnirostris
Fernwren - Oreoscopus gutturalis
Striated Pardalote - Pardalotus striatus
Yellow-throated Scrubwren - Sericornis citreogularis
White-browed Scrubwren - Sericornis frontalis
Atherton Scrubwren - Sericornis keri
Large-billed Scrubwren - Sericornis magnirostra

( Eopsaltriidae )
Eastern Yellow Robin - Eopsaltria australis
Gray-headed Robin - Heteromyias cinereifrons
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher - Microeca flavigaster
White-browed Robin - Poecilodryas superciliosa

( Orthonychidae )
Chowchilla - Orthonyx spaldingii

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Scaly-breasted Munia - Lonchura punctulata
Crimson Finch - Neochmia phaeton
Red-browed Firetail - Neochmia temporalis
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus

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